Here is a Friday Flashback that shares some ideas of what to do with any leftover candy canes lurking around your home.

Oh candy cane…

we love you…

but, is time to see you go!

White Chocolate and Peppermint Popcorn

  • 16 oz. white chocolate (can use white chocolate baking morsels) or almond bark
  • 1 cup finely crushed (like sand) peppermints (about 10-12 candy canes or 40 mints) I crush my peppermints in my food processor. The mints will scratch the plastic.
  • 4 quarts popped popcorn (about 1/2 cup corn kernels) I used this to pop my corn, so it had salt. If you are using air popped corn, throw in a pinch of salt when you sprinkle in the crushed peppermints.

Slowly melt white chocolate or almond bark in the microwave or on stove-top with double boiler. Stir often to keep chocolate from burning. Stir 1/2 cup crushed peppermints into the white chocolate. Place popped corn into a large bowl. Pour melted white chocolate and peppermint mixture over the popcorn. Gently stir to coat popcorn while sprinkling remaining crushed peppermints over the popcorn.

Pour out onto parchment paper and allow coating to harden.

oh yummy peppermint popcorn!

Miniature candy canes make great heart suckers and cupcake toppers —perfect for Valentine’s Day! Learn more here.

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  1. I made the peppermint popcorn last weekend and it was AMAZING! I had to bring the extra to work so that I wouldn’t sit and eat it all! Thank you for sharing!

  2. Nummy! I put crushed candy canes in white chocolate, but the popcorn is a brilliantly delicious idea! Thanks.

  3. I positively adore this idea! I was just picking up stray candycanes around the house today, and always love a new twist on one of my favorite snacks — popcorn! Thank you!

  4. For a while now I have been going through a mint craving and this sure sounds refreshing.

    That cupcake idea is so cute!

    Wishing you and yours a Happy New Year!

  5. I hope my son’s teachers don’t see this because they are getting some of this for Valentine’s Day! Yum! thank you. 🙂

  6. I don’t understand why you would want to crush the peppermints in your food processer knowing it will scratch the plastic.
    Maybe we should use a rolling pin and put the peppermints in a freezer bag??????

  7. I make this every year. About five years ago I made it for people at my husband’s work and they have requested it since then. This year I made it for all my friends too. Let’s just say that I made a TON of popcorn. Definitely a favorite among many.

  8. We made this last week and it was a hit, the kids loved crushing the candy canes in the blender!

  9. I just threw a bunch of candy canes away yesterday! I was tired of looking at them. We had used them for decoration, but no one in our house actually eats them. I wish I had seen this earlier. The heart cupcake is so cute and would have been a perfect use for them.

  10. I just bought candy canes on clearance because I KNEW there’d be great ideas out there….

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